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Jennifer Coolidge
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Jennifer Coolidge
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Jennifer Coolidge (born August 28, 1961)[1] is an American actress and comedian best known for playing "Stifler's mom," the MILF in the filmAmerican Pie (1999); Hilary Duff's stepmother in A Cinderella Story (2004); Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel; the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots (2005); for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Betty; and for her regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey as Joey's agent, Bobbie Morganstern. She is also a regular actor in Christopher Guest's mockumentary films. Coolidge is an alumna of The Groundlings, an improv and sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles.[2] Currently she has a main role in 2 Broke Girls as Sophie, Max and Caroline's Polish upstairs neighbor who owns a cleaning business, from episode 14 of season 1 to present.

Early life[]

Coolidge was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gretchen (née Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer.[3] She was raised in Norwell, Massachusetts, and has a brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Susannah. Coolidge attended Norwell High School, the Cambridge School of WestonEmerson College in Boston and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.[4] Her charitable work has included a history of supporting AIDS assistance[5 and animal rights.


Coolidge is known for her supporting roles in many comedy movies and guest spots on television. [6] Having made one of her first appearances in the Seinfeld episode " The Masseuse], as well as appearing in a recurring role on King of the Hill as Luanne's beauty school teacher, Miss Kremzer, Coolidge is best known for playing "Stifler's mom," the consummate " MILF," in the [ American Pie films, though she is also known for supporting parts in other films, including Hilary DuffA Cinderella Story; Paulette, the manicurist in Legally Blonde and its sequel; "Hottie Police Officer" in A Night at the Roxbury; and the voice of Aunt Fanny in the animated feature Robots. She has played comic parts in the improv mockumentaries Best in Show A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, all directed by Christopher Guest. [ [7] She also appeared in the 2006 film Date Movie as a spoof of Barbra Streisand's Meet the Fockers character. Epic Movie, released in 2007 and made by the same people behind Date Movie, was the first movie in which she starred; in it, she played the "White Bitch" (the White Witch) of Gnarnia (Narnia), a lampoon of the Disney and Walden Media film The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Coolidge had a regular role in the NBC sitcom Joey as Joey's agent, appearing in 37 out of 46 episodes in the series. She originally starred in an episode of Friends in its final season as Amanda, a tactless and uninhibited wannabe whom Phoebe and Monica try to shake off. Prior to her Friends appearance she was a regular on She TV, a very short-lived sketch comedy that also featured Nick BakayElon GoldSimbi Khali, and Linda Kash. She also has appeared on According to Jim, playing Jim's sister and in an episode of Sex and the City, and on Frasier as Frederica, Martin Crane's new physical therapist. Coolidge also appeared in the kiddie comedy Slappy and the Stinkers and as Adam Sandler's wife's friend, Janine, in the 2006 comedy filmClick.

In 2005, Coolidge was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[8] In 2006, she guest starred on an episode of Top Chef.

In 2007, Coolidge appeared on Thank God You're Here and The Closer, on TNT. In 2008, she guest starred on The Secret Life of the American Teenager as acall girl.[6] In the second season, she is a frequently recurring character, playing the fiance of Ben's dad and future stepmother of Ben. She also starred in the 2008 television film Living Proof.

In 2011, Coolidge curated a Blake Nelson Boyd art show in New Orleans.[9]

In June 2011, Coolidge told Australian radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show that she would be touring Australia as part of her Yours For The Night stand up tour.[10]

In October 2011, Jennifer Coolige began a role in 2 Broke Girls as Sophie Kachinsky, a neighbor of the two leads.[11] She has since been promoted to main cast.[12]



Year Film Role Notes
1997 Plump Fiction Sister Sister
Trial and Error Jacqueline 'Jackie' Turreau
1998 Brown's Requiem Helen
Slappy and the Stinkers Harriet
A Night at the Roxbury Hottie Cop
1999 American Pie Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's Mom)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Woman at Football Game
2000 Best in Show Sherri Ann Ward Cabot
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Betty
2001 American Pie 2 Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's Mom)
Legally Blonde Paulette Bonafonté
Pootie Tang Ireenie
Down To Earth Mrs. Wellington
Zoolander American Designer
2003 American Wedding Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's Mom)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Paulette Bonafonté
A Mighty Wind Amber Cole
Carolina Aunt Marilyn
Testosterone Louise
As Virgins Fall Janice Denver
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events White Faced Woman
A Cinderella Story Fiona Montgomery Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Sleazebag
2005 Robots Aunt Fanny voice only
2006 Click Janine
American Dreamz Martha Kendoo
Date Movie Roz Fockyerdoder
For Your Consideration Whitney Taylor Brown
2007 Epic Movie White Bitch
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Daisy voice only
Foreign Exchange Principal Lonnatini
Igor Jaclyn/Heidi voice only
Soul Men Rosalee
2009 ExTerminators Stella
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Genevieve
The Jack of Spades Monica
Gentlemen Broncos Judith
2010 Beauty and the Briefcase Felisa TV film
A Good Funeral Helen
Heel!! Falla TV film
2011 Mangus! Cookie Richardson
2012 American Reunion Jeanine Stifler (Stifler's Mom)
Austenland Miss Charming


Year Series Role Episode
1993 Seinfeld Jodi "The Masseuse"
1994 SheTV Various
1997–1999 King of the Hill Miss Kremzer (voice) four episodes
2001 Frasier Frederica "Forgotten But Not Gone"
2003 Sex and the City Victoria "The Perfect Present"
Friends Amanda Buffamonteezi "The One with Ross's Tan"
As Told by Ginger Nikki Laporte "Wedding Frame" parts 1, 2, and 3
2003–2004 According to Jim Roxanne "Vegas, Baby: Part 1", "Vegas, Baby: Part 2", "The Baby"
2004 Father of the Pride Tracy (voice) "And the Revolution Continues"
2004–2006 Joey Bobbie Morganstern series regular
2006 Comic Relief 2006 "Fur" charity event in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
2006–2009 Yin Yang Yo Coop's Mother (voice) two episodes
2007–2009 Nip/Tuck Candy Richards/CoCo "Candy Richards", "Carly Summers", "Roxy St. James"
2008 The Closer Angie Serabian "Dial M for Provenza"
2008-2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Betty First appearing in "Slice of Life", Recurring character from Season 2 to season 5
2009 Kath & Kim Lenore "Celebrity"
Party Down Bobbie St. Brown "James Randolph High School Twentieth Reunion", "Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception"
2010–present LEGO Hero Factory Daniella Capricorn "Von Nebula", "Ordeal of Fire", "Breakout" (Parts One & Two) and "Brain Attack"
2011– 2 Broke Girls Sophie Kachinsky Recurring Character season 1, Main season 2-present
2011– Fish Hooks Ms. Lips Recurring character
2012– Gravity Falls Lazy Susan (voice) Recurring character